Tico Torres rejoins Bon Jovi after double surgery

Tico Torres rejoins Bon Jovi after double surgery

I'M WITH THE BAND: From left, Richie Sambora, David Bryan, Jon Bon Jovi and Tico Torres pose for a portrait in the Brooklyn Borough of New York. Photo: Associated Press

Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres has rejoined the band on the road following back-to-back surgeries.

The rockers were forced to cancel South American dates last month as Torres underwent emergency gall bladder surgery followed by an appendectomy – and then had to replace him with Rich Scannella, who plays drums in frontman Jon Bon Jovi’s solo band.

He returned to the drum kit in Fresno, California on Tuesday night, and is expected to complete the band’s ongoing world tour, which runs until the end of the year.

Torres previously posted a note to fans online as he learned of his heath issues, writing: “There is nothing that can prepare one for a medical emergency but I have been taken especially good care of and would again like to thank all my doctors and health care professionals. I am very disappointed not to be able to perform but our friend Rich Scannella will stand in for me. You are in good hands. I will be there in spirit and back on stage soon.”

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

HOLIDAY TV: What to watch this week


This week is packed with programs to get you in the holiday spirit.

in Entertainment

Bono, Clooney, Kardashian part of all-star campaign for AIDS

FILE - In this March 2, 2014 file photo, Bono arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. A New York City doctor says U2 singer Bono suffered multiple fractures and had to have two surgeries after his weekend bicycle accident. Orthopedic trauma surgeon Dr. Dean Lorich says Bono underwent a five-hour surgery on his elbow in which three plates and 18 screws were inserted on Sunday night. Bono had another surgery to repair a fracture to his left pinkie on Monday. Lorich says Bono will need therapy but a full recovery is expected.

Bono is a launching an all-star campaign featuring "once-in-a-lifetime experiences" like walking the red carpet with Meryl Streep or visiting the "Game of Thrones" set.

in Entertainment

WHAT’S ON: New on Netflix, Amazon & Hulu in December


Get your remotes ready for a new round of binge-worthy movies and TV.

in Music

Mexican Beatles fans attempt costume record


Music fans in Mexico sought to break the world record for gathering together the largest number of people dressed as members of iconic band The Beatles.

in Music

Dee Snider approves of Trump’s song use


The Twisted Sister star gave Donald Trump permission to use the track during his campaign because the businessman-turned-politician represents "rebellion, speaking your mind and fighting the system."